What it Really Means to be a Chicago-Style Dog

What it Really Means to be a Chicago-Style Dog
About six months ago, my husband and I became the proud human companions of a mutt named Pepper. He’s a rescue dog with a bug eye who loves to cuddle. I grew up with multiple dogs, so I already had an idea of what it would be like. The one thing I failed to add... Read more »

Wine, S'mores, Fire....and Girl Scouts this Friday

Wine, S'mores, Fire....and Girl Scouts this Friday
I was an 18-year-old Girl Scout. I’m not ashamed to admit it. Us ladies of Troop 678 had been camping and selling cookies since we were little kids, and as we got older we met once a month and planned fun activities. People used to make fun of us…. that is, until we took 10... Read more »

Chicago's Most Over and Underrated Restaurants

Chicago's Most Over and Underrated Restaurants
I recently read an article by Chicago Foodies listing their most over and underrated restaurants in the city. The one thing we agree on is that RPM Italian is not all it’s cracked up to be. (Not everything the Melman’s touch is amazing.) Overrated Glazed & Infused I’m so glad doughnuts have replaced cupcakes as... Read more »
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I found the CTA Disney World

I found the CTA Disney World
My wallet was stolen on the EL the other day, and running around trying to replace everything has been a giant pain in my ass. Not only are all my credit cards and debit cards gone, I also lost my essential Chicago Card. And it wasn’t one of the reloadable ones. It was hooked up... Read more »

Free wine and cheese this weekend! Tons of it!

Free wine and cheese this weekend! Tons of it!
Dare I say it……I think spring is here! This exceptionally long winter, along with being uprooted from East Lakeview and moving to Wicker Park, has left me a little less quirky than normal. But I think a few sunny days will perk me right up! Here are a few of the fun activities happening this... Read more »

The Greatest Party Game on Earth: Cards Against Humanity

The Greatest Party Game on Earth: Cards Against Humanity
I don’t generally count on having to worry about in-home entertaining this time of year, but since Mother Nature decided to phone it in this spring that’s the situation I find myself in. Fortunately, I have purchased the best party game every to entertain myself and my seasonally depressed friends: Cards Against Humanity. Cards Against... Read more »
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5 Reasons Why You Should NOT Get a Rabbit for Easter

5 Reasons Why You Should NOT Get a Rabbit for Easter
Easter takes place this weekend, and millions of parents and grandparents across Chicagoland are searching for the best chocolates and general crap to put in their kids’ Easter baskets. Believe it or not, this Jew got an Easter basket when she was little. I’ll tell you one thing that was never in that basket though:... Read more »

Your Guide to a Kosher for Passover Social Life, 2013 Edition

Your Guide to a Kosher for Passover Social Life, 2013 Edition
Passover starts at sundown tonight. That means it’s time for the annual Chicago Quirk round-up of how to maintain your social life – and sanity – during Passover. Even if you’re not part of the one percent of Chicagoans who are Jewish, read on. Try something new! However, if you’re not familiar with Passover and... Read more »

Vote for Chicago to win the Earth Hour City Challenge!

Vote for Chicago to win the Earth Hour City Challenge!
Saturday night is my last night living in a high-rise building, so I’m very excited for Earth Hour. (I’m not excited to move, but that’s a whole different post.) Earth Hour is a global event where from 8:30 – 9:30 on Saturday night in whatever time zone you live in, people all over the world... Read more »
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Save the Lathrop Homes!

Save the Lathrop Homes!
I’ve driven by the Lathrop Homes on Diversey hundreds of times, and to my uneducated eye it just looked like a regular Chicago housing project. You can imagine my surprise when I read that the Lathrop Homes was just include in the famous Preservation Chicago list, “The Chicago Seven.” Being the giant nerd that I... Read more »